2017: OMA / Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten
Rem Koolhaas founded OMA in 1975 in collaboration with Madelon Vriesendorm, Elia Zenghelis and Zoe Zenghelis.
OMA is an international practice operating within the traditional boundaries of architecture and urbanism. As an architectural firm, they work in partnership with AMO, their research and design studio that applies architectural thinking to cultural domains beyond.
OMA is led by nine partners — Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten, Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long — and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Doha, Dubai and Perth.
OMA-designed buildings currently under construction include: Taipei Performing Arts Centre; the renovation of Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) in Berlin; Qatar National Library; Qatar Foundation Headquarters; Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen; Fondation d’Entreprise Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and Prince Plaza in Shenzhen.
OMA’s completed projects include the Faena District in Miami (2016); Pierre Lassonde Pavilion, a new building for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (2016); Timmerhuis, new home for Rotterdam’s municipal offices (2015); Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2015); Fondazione Prada in Milan (2015); G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (2014); Shenzhen Stock Exchange (2013); De Rotterdam, a large mixed-use tower in the Netherlands (2013); CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012); New Court, the headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London (2011); Milstein Hall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (2011); and Maggie’s Centre, a cancer care centre in Glasgow (2011). Earlier buildings include Casa da Música in Porto (2005), Seattle Central Library (2004), and Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003).
MPavilion 2017 will be OMA’s first completed architectural commission in Australia.
We’ve compiled a choice gallery of OMA’s architectural projects. Scroll-down for a selection of images of OMA’s many works.
Main image: Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten. Photo of Rem by Dominik Gigler, photo of David by Andrew Tang. Both images courtesy of OMA.